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Christoffel was an Anabaptist martyr of Geistens, beheaded in 1552 with three companions at Blankenburg. The name Christoffel was common among the Mennonites in Switzerland and the Palatinate, and is still found in North America.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christene, Die om ‘t getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685: Part II, 132.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs’ Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour… to the Yeare A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 526. Available online at:

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 352.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1953

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Neff, Christian. "Christoffel (d. 1552)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 22 Oct 2016.

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Neff, Christian. (1953). Christoffel (d. 1552). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 October 2016, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 586. All rights reserved.

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